Thursday, December 07, 2006

A Call to Arms for 'The Greatest Generation'

On this day, in 1941, American forces in the Pacific came under attack by those of Empire of Japan ... the opening salvo of our involvement in a most terrible conflict, one that truly encompassed the world, claimed untold millions of lives, and continues to define who and what we and 'we, the people' are today.

The following day, on December 8th, in Washington, D.C., President Franklin issued
this call to arms. The people of our nation responded in a manner that, half-a-century later, earned them the label, 'The Greatest Generation.'

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